Between A Laugh And A Tear

Album: Scarecrow (1985)
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  • When paradise is no longer fit for you to live in
    And your adolescent dreams are gone
    Through the days you feel a little used up
    And you don't know where your energy's gone wrong
    It's just your soul feelin' a little downhearted
    Sometimes life is too ridiculous to live
    You count your friends all on one finger
    I know it sounds crazy just the way that we live

    Between a laugh and a tear
    Smile in the mirror as you walk by
    Between a laugh and a tear
    And that's as good as it can get for us
    And there ain't no reason to stop tryin'

    When this cardboard town can no longer amuse you
    You see through everything and nothin' seems worthwhile
    And hypocrite used to be such a big word to you
    And it don't seem to mean anything to you now
    Just try to live each and every precious moment
    Don't be discouraged by the future forget the past
    That's old advise but it'll be good to you
    I know there's a balance see it when I swing past

    Between a laugh and a tear
    Smile in the mirror as you walk by
    Between a laugh and a tear
    And that's as good as it can get for us
    And there ain't no reason to stop tryin'

    Between a laugh and a tear
    Smile in the mirror as you walk by
    Between a laugh and a tear
    And that's as good as it can get for us
    And there ain't no reason to stop tryin'

    When paradise can no longer amuse you Writer/s: JOHN MELLENCAMP
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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